The end of the world!
(from Edwards, "The Final Judgment")
After the sentence shall have been
pronounced, and the saints shall have
ascended with Christ into glory, this
world will be dissolved by fire. The
conflagration will immediately follow
the judgment. When an end shall have
been put to the present state of mankind,
this world, which was the place of their
habitation will be destroyed, there
being no further use for it.
This earth which had been the stage upon
which so many scenes had been acted,
upon which there had been so many great
and famous kingdoms and large cities,
where there had been so many wars, so
much trade and business carried on for
so many ages, shall then be destroyed.
These continents, these islands, these seas
and rivers, theses mountains and valleys,
shall be seen no more at all. All shall be
destroyed by devouring flames.
"By the same word the present heavens and
earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the
day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.
The heavens will disappear with a roar; the
elements will be destroyed by fire, and the
earth and everything in it will be burned up.
Since everything around us is going to melt
away, what holy, godly lives you should be
living! You should look forward to that day
and hurry it along; the day when God will
set the heavens on fire and the elements
will melt away in the flames." 2 Peter 3:7,10-12